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Three busted in possession of SAPS vest, unlicensed firearm and stolen vehicle

May 15, 2019
Three busted in possession of SAPS vest, unlicensed firearm and stolen vehicle

King Williams Town police commended for speedy arrest

King Williams Town -  Three suspects, aged between 28 and 33 years, are expected in court after they were arrested next to Qanga Location outside, King Williams Town, on Wednesday morning.

"The arrest comes after King William’s Town Cluster Commander, Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga, was on his way back from Jali High School and spotted a suspicious vehicle on the N2 road between Peddie and King Williams Town," said police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa.

"He called for back up and was assisted by Tamara SAPS, K9 Unit Members and Flying Squad Police Members and they approached the vehicle with three occupants and searched it."

She said that on investigation, they discovered that the vehicle was reported stolen at Bizana SAPS at the beginning of March 2018.

"Upon searching, police recovered an unlicensed 9mm pistol and two magazines with twenty (20) ammunition," Capt Mawisa added.

"Thorough invistigation led police in recovering a SAPS reflector jacket, six cellphones and an undisclosed amount of money of cash."

The trio are due to appear at Zwelitsha Magistrate's Court on Friday for charges of presumed stolen vehicle and possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

King Williams Town SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga, commended the members for their swift response and encouraged them to be always vigilant.

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